[solved] A discrete LMDE start-up

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[solved] A discrete LMDE start-up

Postby roger64 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:38 am

A discrete LMDE

I installed LMDE64 with the latest "incoming" iso, if I may say it so. No problems. However, when starting LMDE, during about 15 seconds, il spits a lot of ugly and useless text (we have dmesg, haven't we?). I'd like to have a clean start up, even with a black screen. How to achieve it? Why? Just to show off, of course. :D

I implemented also automatic login. I tried also to install lightdm-gtk-greeter but it failed to install. Any ideas on how to achieve a discrete start-up ?
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Re: A discrete LMDE start-up

Postby zerozero » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:51 am

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Re: A discrete LMDE start-up

Postby Monsta » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:19 am

roger64 wrote:However, when starting LMDE, during about 15 seconds, il spits a lot of ugly and useless text (we have dmesg, haven't we?).

A lillte offtopic: just in case you'll really need that text someday I'd like to note that most of it won't show in dmesg output, but it can be recorded by bootlogd, and then you can retrieve it from /var/log/boot file. :)

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Re: A discrete LMDE start-up

Postby zerozero » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:34 am

with great consideration for LifeInTheGrey's work, i think that plymouth is a useless eye-candy, but...
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Re: A discrete LMDE start-up

Postby äxl » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:39 am

Monsta wrote:A lillte offtopic: just in case you'll really need that text someday I'd like to note that most of it won't show in dmesg output, but it can be recorded by bootlogd, and then you can retrieve it from /var/log/boot file. :)

bootlogd shows not everything. The whole log is written in /var/log/kern.log as a standard.
You don't need to install a package for that, am I wrong?

@roger64: I think this text is a better showoff then a black screen. ;)
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Re: A discrete LMDE start-up

Postby äxl » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:48 am

zerozero wrote:with great consideration for LifeInTheGrey's work, i think that plymouth is a useless eye-candy, but...

I read it can solve screen flickers. But I suppose that's not important for the post-CRT era.

@roger64: Just add "splash" or "quiet splash" to the line and

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update-grub
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Re: A discrete LMDE start-up

Postby roger64 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:50 am

Hi

Thanks all for your reply. I did not install grub pour LMDE64 because I was using the LM12 grub. I was not sure I would succeed as it was a release candidate. Now, I will install it with the rght options and I am confident I will get rid of this verbosity.

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Re: A discrete LMDE start-up

Postby äxl » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:26 pm

roger64 wrote:Hi

Thanks all for your reply. I did not install grub pour LMDE64 because I was using the LM12 grub. I was not sure I would succeed as it was a release candidate. Now, I will install it with the rght options and I am confident I will get rid of this verbosity.

Do you have grub or grub2 installed? Because this hint is applicable for all grub2.

In grub it should be

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defoptions=quiet splash

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/boot/grub/menu.lst
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Re: A discrete LMDE start-up

Postby roger64 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:47 am

HI

So I have now grub2 installed. I set-up the quiet splash option as advised and it's really much quieter. I still see some decent lines of text, but few, I would say about twenty or thirty lines. OK. Solved.

Thanks for all.

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Re: A discrete LMDE start-up

Postby äxl » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:03 pm

You could also try just "quiet". Or was it "splash quiet"? :D
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